On the Bright Side, featuring Pictures Plus Interiors
A dark, drab 1970s kitchen gets a much-needed makeover.
Article by Lennie Omalza, Photos by Olivier Koning
Issue Date: (Thu) February 7, 2013
Glen Sugiyama and Susan Uyetake were in desperate need of a remodel. The kitchen in their St. Louis Heights home had remained unchanged since it was built in 1972 — the dark brown particle-board cabinets were flaking, exposing pressed wood beneath. With no windows and only one entrance, the kitchen was a dark, lonely space between the living and family rooms.
Thankfully, Sugiyama’s cousin referred them to Corrine Tadaki-Davis of Pictures Plus Interiors. After considering three designs, the couple finally settled on the unique but neutral tones of Kashmir Gold granite countertops alongside maple and zebrawood cabinetry, with just a pop of color via pendant lights. “We are very happy with our selection of Pictures Plus Interiors,” Uyetake says. “Corrine was very helpful, accommodating and patient.”
WHERE TO GET ITCabinetry: Maple frame with zebrawood and frosted glass from Pictures Plus Interiors
Countertops: Kashmir Gold granite from Bella Pietra
Flooring: Carbonized bamboo from Bamboo Flooring Hawaii
Ceiling Lights: LED from Lighting Concepts
Pendant Lighting: Tay Tay pendant lights in magma from Dial Electric & Lighting Gallery
Window: Custom double-pane bay window from Pella
Range: Bosch stainless steel electric radiant range with ceramic glass cooktop from Sears
Refrigerator: GE Profile Counter Depth stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator from Sears
Microwave: GE over-the-range stainless steel microwave sensor oven from Sears
Dishwasher: Bosch stainless steel built-in dishwasher from Sears